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FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt

Are Pirates Polite? - Corinne Demas, Artemis Roehrig, David Catrow
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Interesting way to teach manners. I liked the rhyme scheme and the silly contrast between pirates being rude/mean (stealing people's stuff) and being polite (saying "thank you" after stealing said stuff). Fun book overall.

The illustrations are definitely weird. Some fun craziness going on, but sometimes it was difficult to figure out what was happening. Some pictures didn't seem to match the accompanying text. Kind of a mess. And the ending was a little dark for my taste. 

Overall, I thought it was a good book though. At the end, there is a list of "Pirate Manners", which include share, say "excuse me", and wait in line. Not necessarily things pirates are known for but I get what the book is trying to do. Comparable to the line of thinking Jake and the Neverland Pirates uses with the message, "A good pirate never takes another person's property." Like do you know how pirates work? That's exactly what a "good" pirate would do. This one makes a little more sense, but just barely. Still a fun read and a crazy ride.